Northwestern’s Ajou cleared by NCAA

Northwestern says the NCAA has ruled freshman center Chier Ajou,

the tallest player in school history, eligible for the upcoming


Ajou moved from South Sudan to the U.S. in 2008 and there were

reportedly some questions about the early years of his transcript.

Those issues were apparently resolved and the school said Thursday

he was cleared to play by the governing body.

The 7-foot-2, Ajou played two years for Culver (Ind.) Academies

before attending prep school last year at St. Thomas More School in


His cousin is Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls.